Stuff by Megan Tackett

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    A fond farewell

    Oh, man. Just typing “Sopris Sun Staff” and realizing it’s for the last time gave me pause.

    I’ve never been shy about my love for Carbondale, and much of that comes from my experience with The Sun (and, in a more limited capacity, KDNK). The relationship a reporter… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Translating finer points through different brush strokes

    The American West boasts incredibly stunning landscapes, to be sure. Andy Taylor, though, does his best to paint the scenes that often fall in the shadows of the likes of Mt. Sopris.

    “I go places sometimes that other people might not go. It doesn’t meanread more →

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    Local nonprofits innovate, celebrate amid daunting numbers

    What leads someone to give or not to give are often highly personal reasons.

    But when Giving USA released its annual report on philanthropy last month showing a 1.7-percent decline in overall giving, Colorado Nonprofit Association President and CEO Renny Fagan wasn’t entirely surprised. The associationread more →

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    Local remote worker reflects on global service

    It was March 8, and all outgoing flights from Aspen/Pitkin County Airport had been grounded due to inclement weather. That didn’t stop Cathy Massey from convincing her husband to drive her to Denver International Airport so she could catch her flight to Quito, Ecuador.

    “I calledread more →

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    Property valuations are in — and taxes are up

    Garfield County Assessor Jim Yellico has been busy compiling a report for a July 15 presentation to the county commissioners. Now that his office has met the end-of-June deadline to respond to property valuation appeals, it’s time to share the data with his fellow elected officials.

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  • Locations: News Published

    A finale and a crescendo — local music scene changes overnight

    The times they are a changin’ in Carbondale’s local music scene.

    People spilled out onto the sidewalk outside Steve’s Guitars on June 21, which marked Pearl & Wood’s last performance — in Colorado, anyway.

    “Ellie and I, we’re scheming up a tour inread more →

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    Locals learn to put the “art” in business smarts

    Artists in many ways wield superpowers, maintains Andrew Simonet. He just wishes more of them felt empowered to use those powers outside the studio.

    “They have the ability to manifest something out of nothing,” he said. “To imagine something that doesn’t exist … that’s a complicatedread more →

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    Sunfire Ranch balances history and a sustainable future

    In 1893, then-President Grover Cleveland signed the homestead patent for what Crystal Valley residents now know as Sunfire Ranch. It hangs, framed, in the Sewell family’s house on the property.

    Today, 126 years later, Jason Sewell finds himself faced with a sort of pioneering opportunity —read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Keeping The Meeting Place a safe (and free) space

    There are myriad reasons people don’t successfully obtain treatment for substance abuse and addiction, according to the 2016 Garfield County Community Needs Assessment. Chief among them are lack of access and cost prohibitions.

    The Meeting Place at 981 Cowen Dr. seeks to ease those burdens. Justread more →

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    Breaking down barriers in Thunder River’s ‘Tribes’

    It would be easy to think the aptly named “Tribes” is a play about the deaf community.

    The lead character is deaf, after all, and much of the set is dominated by screens that host projected surtitles. But to limit the show’s scope to oneread more →